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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Wili do as part of his plan to help the hostages from the chess tournament?
2. Mike contends he never wanted any harm to come to whom?
3. How long does Wili publicly state that the bobble around the tenement building will last?
4. Why does Avery refuse Della's suggestion for a response to the disturbance at the road block?
5. What does Paul think about Wili's capabilities before he interfaces with the computer?
Short Essay Questions
1. How are Wili and the others able to approach closer to the enclave?
2. Why does Wili decide to trust Mike?
3. What is Wili's assessment of the situation with Mike and Della?
4. Why does Paul decide to embobble himself?
5. What sacrifice does Jill make for Wili?
6. How does Wili manipulate the Authority's communication system for the Tinker's advantage?
7. Why does Wili embobble the tenement building during the hottest part of the day?
8. Why does Mike decide to embobble himself?
9. What important bobbles does Paul say are due to collapse soon?
10. How does Wili predict where the embobbled tenement building will go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Della is a skilled operative and military leader for the Authority and initially appears willing to do anything to carry out her mission to capture Paul Hoehler. However, her sentiments change and more details about her personality are revealed; she eventually betrays the Authority in stop project Renaissance.
1) Describe Della's position within the Authority and make an assessment of her capabilities and loyalties.
2) Explain how Della uses Mike, and speculate as to whether or not Mike's morals affect her.
3) Discuss Della's progression as a character, particularly her distaste for killing, and her decision to betray the Authority. What are her reasons for this drastic action?
Essay Topic 2
The events after the chess tournament and at the tenement house spark the final conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority, exacerbating a disagreement that could have smoldered for a long time or fizzled into nothing.
1) Explain the Authority's motivations for intervening at the chess tournament. What were their long and short term goals in this action, and what consequences did they anticipate or fail to anticipate?
2) Discuss Wili's insistence on aiding those trapped at the tenement house. Explain his plan to help them and why he is willing and able to follow through on this dangerous plan.
3) Describe how the events surrounding the chess tournament hostages escalate the conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority.
4) Cite evidence from the novel to explain how the plot may have progressed differently had either Wili or the Authority acted differently at either of these junctions.
Essay Topic 3
The Tinkers are a wide spread and loosely organized group that reveres Paul and his work. Although they suffer a significant blow during the events after the chess tournament, their actions as a group drive the plot of the second half of the novel.
1) Describe the Tinkers as a group, their organization, resources, philosophy, and goals.
2) Describe the relationship between the Authority and the Tinkers and discuss the reasons this relationship becomes stressed to the point of war.
3) Discuss some of the major aids that the Tinkers are able to provide to the average people of this setting, and describe the general attitude of those people towards the Tinkers.
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